John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday October 25 – Friday 31)
Plenty of new and returning shows, including a drama starring John Simm, the latest US comic adaptation, some cracking documentaries and a spooky tale about people coming back from the dead.
Pick of the week
Resurrection (Tuesday, RTÉ2)
This new US drama sounds like a TV version of French scare-fest Les Revenants/The Returned, but it's actually based on the book, The Returned, by Jason Mott. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with ...
The new and returning shows keep on coming – John Byrne looks at some of the latest arrivals, including the much-hyped medical drama, The Knick . . .
The BBC has had a pretty dismal time of it with sitcoms in recent years. Sure, there's been the runaway success of the critically-mauled Mrs Brown's Boys (a co-production between BBC Scotland, RTÉ and Brendan O'Carroll's BOC-PIX), but the amount of either poor, dull, or downright awful comedies that have hit the small screen in recent years is in stark contrast to the UK broadcaster's comic golden age of the 1960s ...
John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 18 – Friday Oct 24)
In keeping with the weather, there's a deluge of new and returning shows so there's no need to go outside if you want to be entertained. Here goes . . .
Pick of the week
Outlander, Tuesday , RTÉ2
This looks like a very promising love story that also combines sci-fi elements of time travel and promises to be just the right side of bonkers. While on her second honeymoon, World War II combat nurse Claire Randall, played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe, is ...
Reviewed: The Blacklist (Fridays, Sky Living); Scandal (Thursdays, Sky Living); The Last Ship (Fridays, Sky 1); Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic)
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 11 - Fri Oct 17)
A double elimination followed the first X Factor live shows this weekend with two of Louis Walsh's groups being voted off - boyband Overload Generation and duo Blonde Electra.
Another telly-watching binge by a goggle-eyed John Byrne that this time involved a lot of mayhem, murder and some angry young men in Manchester. It's been an 'M' of a week.
Coronation Street's Georgia May Foote has announced that she has been signed to Select Model Management.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday October 4 to Friday October 10)